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Everything posted by stevekc

  1. Actually most simply use one VDI cable - the "normal mag PU's (P-90's) signal on your JTV-59P will be sent down the VDI Ethercon cable , then you create specific HD500 patches which assign the desired input. Read the Advanced Guide for HD500 for details. http://line6.com/data/6/0a06434dc1a55085c5d6532bf/application/pdf/POD%20HD500%20Advanced%20Guide%20v2.10%20-%20English%20(%20Rev%20A%20).pdf
  2. But remember all synths in the HD500 / HD500X are monophonic only - so don't try to play chords. some self promotion, for more reference on Guitar Synth - read VGuitarForums, as we cover all types available. http://www.vguitarforums.com
  3. 1) On the JTV-59 Bridge, Loosen the small Allen "set-screw at the back of the tailpiece" first 2) Raise the bridge by inserting the correct larger size Allen wrench into the top of the bass side bridge post 3) After the action is set the way you like, re-tighten the small Allen screw from step #1
  4. Mine was doing that same thing ( solved via an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) and trip to Line6 Service ) - and the typical path for repair is to contact Line6 for a support ticket -this is a typical issue with early JTV-59's
  5. On my JTV-59 ( with low output ) I have same low output with either 1/4" analog out or the digital VDI (AES/EBU) connection to the HD500X I suspect there is only half dozen techs/ engineers at Line6 who understand the issue of why some Tyler Variax have low output level, compared to others - and its related to a "Bill of Material change" for the value of the Gain set resistor(s) on the 1st shipment of Tyler Variax's PCB board. I figure they determined it would be way too costly to issue "free fix" RMA's - and only squeaky wheels might get a Support Ticket - just my opinion.
  6. my 2 cents - I own a late 2011 era JTV-69 with good output level I also own a 1st generation JTV-59 ( see avatar on left) , that had the PU toggle switch failure, was repaired under warranty by Line 6 last year, with a supposedly "clean bill of health" - but I can confirm my JTV-59 is about 20% lower volume than my JTV-69 - and I attribute this to differences in the D/A Gain structure of the final output opamp stage on the DSP board. When I connect both my Tyler Variax (JTV-69 and JTV-59), both with latest Variax Firmware 2.10 to Variax Workbench HD 2.10 - both have their String volume levels set to 100% - yet my JTV-59 continues to have noticeable lower output compared to my JTV-69, with the typical resulting inability for the JTV-59 to drive external Tube amps into high gain clipping and distortion for Lead solos - compared to my JTV-69, which has a higher gain output signal.
  7. What Model Variax are you using? Yes - feedback can occur in some situations, my Variax 700 was very prone to feedback, solved it by reducing the length of printed flex cable from the piezos to the DSP PCB board and adding small ferrite cores to pass this cable through. I should state none of my Tyler Variax's suffer "feedback" problems. But on the JTV-59 often this can be induced by a "micropivoting bridge" - and this is solved by inserting a small block under the bridge to prevent any movement.
  8. I have the Tronical C1 on my Korean JTV-69 This should also work 100% on the JTV-69S
  9. I'm not a fan of the new Yamaha relationship. Too bad in 2014 bulk of Yamaha Electric Guitars imported into USA have sub par quality in 2014. Most Yamaha dealers want to sell Yamaha Synths, but Yamaha Dealership terms dictate their dealers must also order quite a few of the cheap Yamaha Pacifica strats too. Too often, most 2014 Fender Squier's have better quality than a new Yamaha Pacifica.
  10. Sorry - yes - 2006 Variax 600 (not 1996) http://youtu.be/s7V5-O8Zk2k
  11. Line6 JTV-69 Specs state the Nut Width is 1 5/8" inch ( 1.6250") Here is the "too narrow" Nut Width of my 2010 JTV-69 (1.6150") Here is the Nut Width of my 2006 Variax 600 ( 1.6515") Here is the Straight Fretboard edge on my 2006 Variax 600 Here is the "Bowed - curved inward Fretboard edge on my 2010 JTV-69 - (Which Line6 Warranty replaced back in 2011 with a Guitar with a straighter fretboard edge.) Problem here was the Low "E" was always falling off the edge of the fretboard , due to lack available fret under the Low E string below the 5th fret ! For New Buyers - its this specific view you want to check on your Tyler JTV-69(s) - verify the guitar for consideration has a Straight Neck that looks more like the Variax 600 Neck above
  12. My 2 cents -I also own both a JTV59 and JTV69. In my case with Variax Modeling engaged, irregardless of FW1.9 or or FW2.1 my 69 is 15% louder than my 59, which bums me out.
  13. Share And Download JTV 2.0+ HD Models Started by TheRealZap, Aug 22 2013 11:36 AM http://line6.com/support/topic/2163-share-and-download-20-h-d-models/ Click here to review all the shared JTV Workbench HD Patches http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  14. This Same thing happened on my JTV-69 Model Selector. I carefully reglued the Chrome top back on using a small amount of Shoo Goo Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive! http://www.tactics.com/shoe-goo/shoe-goo/clear
  15. But it does sound like they successfully modeled a Strat with sponge rubber under the strings to kill the sustain. At least the Tele models were spared this tone killer
  16. On Mavericks - be sure you have changed your OSX GateKeeper to "Lower Security Settings"." http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14370 Agreed! I use OSX 10.8 for my Macs - I have one Mac running OSX 10.9 Mavericks as a "test bed" -and mostly to run latest FinalCut X for video editing. But for Audio, there are countless reports of probelms for DAW/ Audio / Mainstage users - I suspect things will get worse for OSX Audio folks when Yosemite is released https://discussions.apple.com/community/professional_applications/search.jspa?peopleEnabled=true&userID=&containerType=&container=&spotlight=false&showOnlyAnswered=true&q=Mavericks%20
  17. Thanks I never saw this smaller version of the Workbench VDI-USB Interface before!
  18. Back to the Topic of this thread One thing I experience is when using Variax Mode, my JTV-69 (which is my 3rd after 3 RMA returns back in 2012) sounds much better than my 2010 1st release Restock JTV-59. On my JTV-59 the Variax Modeling output is 20% lower volume compared to my newer JTV-69 , which impacts the gain of everything down stream (Amp Distortion, Tone etc), and no amount of twiddling the Workbench HD Edit solves this. (Yes my String levels in Workbench HD are on "10" Also when I tried the HD 2.0 FW last year, the new Tele Full HB Model sounded like straight clean piezos - with HD 2.10 it finally sounds like a Johnny Lang Tele. I have the orignal Variax Schematic - but no access to the Tyler Variax schematic. I want to dive in and make a schematic of the mag PU circuit and its associated final output path - and compare the JTV-59 to the JTV-69 - they each sound very different here with measurable different voltage output levels - its not simply due to the different physical characteristics of the wood or scale length. It could be related to the very different style of piezo saddles on each though (hmm?) I suspect upon review of the schematic, there is a final output mix resistor network circuit on the internal electronics - perhaps the resistor values used there have changed over the years, between intial 2010 Variax release compared to what they now use today on their 2014 Variax DSP board BOM (bill of materials). This might explain why some dealers are selling older "NOS" Tyler Variaxs for $799 - its cheaper for Line6 to inform dealers to sell off their older inventory at a discount - rather than do RMAs for every guitar and have a Line 6 Technician swap the values on 3 internal surface mount resistors on the DSP board.
  19. How do the new JTV-69's address this issue compared to the older JTV-69?
  20. All Tyler Variax's include the Workbench VDI -USB adapter box - check the box - if its missing contact Line6 support - or contact your dealer for a replacement for this important missing hardware adapter
  21. If you are running OSX 10.9 Mavericks - there is a new Security Setting which must be made before many third party apps can function: Check the security settings in OSX 10.9 1. In "System Preferences," click "Security & Privacy." 2. Click the lock icon on the bottom left. When a dialog box requesting a password appears, enter the administrator's password to unlock. 3. On the General tab, change the "Allow apps downloaded from" setting from "Mac App Store and identified developers." to "Anywhere" 4. When you finish installing Line-6 Monkey and the new Workbench HD and new JTV Firmware, change the OSX Security setting back to " "Mac App Store and identified developers."
  22. Lets be clear the JTV Variax does NOT connect to a Win/Mac using a " USB Hub" - there is actually a specific Variax interface called a "Workbench VDI-USB adapter" and this special Variax VDI-USB interface is included with every Tyler Variax sold http://www.vettaville.nl/page.php?id=94
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